Welcome to the Barony of Delftwood!
The Barony of Delftwood is a part of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), an international Medieval recreation society. Members of the SCA gather to hold Feasts, Tournaments, Courts and other events from the Middle Ages. The Barony of Delftwood is located in Syracuse, NY. Within the SCA, Delftwood is a part of the Kingdom of Æthelmearc (Western NY, Western PA, WV), and proud home of the First Queen and King of the new Kingdom, Caryl and Yngvar.
There is no Thrown Weapons Practice on March 9.
The Arts & Sciences Meetings for February will be held at the Jamesville Train Station. Directions are on the A&S Meeting page.
The March Business Meeting will be held at Madison Village’s Clubhouse. Directions are on the Business Meeting page.
Our Baron Fergus and Baroness Helene
Unto the most wonderful populace of Delftwood do we Baron Fergus and Baroness Helene send greetings! The Feast of the Seven Deadly Sins marks our first year serving as your Baron and Baroness, and we wish to thank you all for the work you’ve done to make our jobs both simple and an absolute joy. You all have made this past year a wonderful one for us. There were so
many moments you brought us that made us so very glad that you chose us to represent you to the Crown. You each have made it very clear to all who have visited that this sometimes icy, but breezy, and industrious Barony of Delftwood is the finest land in the Known World.
Over the year, we were thrilled with the turnout we had for our Artisan’s Challenge. At this last court, however we made an error and forgot one person who participated in all four challenges. This brings us up to three people or teams: Team Carpintero (Lady Margarita and Lady Catalina), Baron Oeric Lestrange, and Lady Amalie Reinhardt. But beyond that, there were so many people who made items for one, two, or three challenges. There was always a wide variety of beautiful things that people made, and we hope that people learned new things and discovered new types of arts and sciences to make. You’ve inspired us to learn more, and shown off the fine skills of our people.
This month we get a chance to thank several people for their service to the barony for the last year or more, and welcome new officers. Earl Yngvar is stepping down from his position as seneschal, and we welcome Meisterin Felicitas. We thank them both for their leadership and dedication. Our herald Baroness Othindisa is retiring and our new herald will be Lord Marcus. We are grateful for their voices and service. Delftwood’s youngest members have been served well by Lady Sultana who is now stepping down, and we look forward to Baroness Clarice’s service as Chancellor Minor. Finally, we wish to thank Master Ian Muir for his service as Baronial Rapier Champion, and we wish him well in his retirement from that position as well as the position of Baronial Rapier Marshal. We are excited to welcome Matthew the Wrong as our new Rapier Champion and Lord Michael Gladwyne as our new Baronial Rapier Marshal.
We are looking forward to Ice Dragon, where many Delftwood folks are competing in armored, and rapier tournaments, as well as one of the largest arts and sciences competitions in the Kingdom. We hope to see some of the Artisan’s Challenge entrants display their skills. In addition, Ice Dragon will see the Seven Pearls arts and sciences competition and we wish the best to our Champion Lady Amalie.
As the snow slowly retreats and the sun shows its face once more, we ready ourselves for the busy summer event season to come, and a new year. We are excited to see what adventures and joys Delftwood will bring next.
Yours In Service
Helene and Fergus